Donald Trump is starting to look ahead to the General Election against Joe Biden.
His campaign is picking up support in places he never expected.
And Donald Trump was grinning from ear to ear when CNN dropped this surprising fact.
Due to his strength with working-class voters, former President Donald Trump became the first Republican since the 1980s to win Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
The battleground states in the Rust Belt that narrowly went for President Joe Biden in 2020 will be where the 2024 election is decided.
CNN data reporter Harry Enten said that one of the most reliable groups of Democrat voters is starting to trend towards Trump.
President Joe Biden has been racking up endorsements from the Union Bosses, but rank-and-file union workers are shifting in Trump’s direction.
Enten explained that Democrats usually always get the union vote, but right now they are evenly split between Trump and Biden in the battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
“I think this might be a bit of a surprise to some folks. This is among union members in key swing states, Joe Biden at 47%. Donald Trump at 47%. This is a clear movement from what we saw in 2020. The recall vote on that was Biden plus eight. So this is a movement towards Donald Trump. Donald Trump is gaining among union members as he has gained nationwide as well,” Enten said.
Union workers in Michigan and Nevada make up more than 10% of the state’s electorate.
“What about the trend line for union workers over time?” CNN host Poppy Harlow asked Enten.
He said that Democrats won union voters by 62% in 1948, but noted how that number has slowly gone down over time.
Biden won the union vote in 2020 by 22 points.
Enten said that Biden’s success in 2020 was among union voters with a college degree, which are overwhelmingly government employees.
Trump won union workers without a college degree by 6 points.
“So oftentimes when we think of unions, we think of blue-collar workers, but in fact there are a lot of white-collar voters in unions and the fact is those voters are going over from Biden. But you look at those blue-collar workers, they are much more in the Trump camp,” Enten explained.
Biden’s aggressive green energy agenda has put him at odds with many blue-collar union workers.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) union went on strike last year against Detroit’s Big 3 automakers in large part over concerns about job losses from Biden’s ambitious electric vehicle agenda.
Biden’s electric vehicle revolution is poised to wipe out good-paying manufacturing jobs and ship what’s left overseas to China.
Blue-collar union workers were once at the top of the pyramid for Democrats, but now they’re taking a back seat to extreme environmental activists.
Picking up more of the union vote could tip crucial battleground states like Michigan into Donald Trump’s column on Election Night.